Can You Identify the Model Year of These Classic Cars?

Kennita Leon

What year is this model from?

With only 351 units of the Toyota 2000GT-1967 being manufactured, this classic car put Toyota in a position where they could now be considered edgy instead of conservative. It was one of Japan's first collectible cars. The Toyota 2000GT has a 2.0 inline six-liter engine and it rivaled similar cars of its time and was even featured in the James Bond film " You Only Live Twice."

When was this vehicle made?

With a top speed of 183 mph and 3.8L V6 engine, the Ford Thunderbird-1955 was marketed as a personal luxury vehicle. It was manufactured from 1955-2005 and over 53,000 units of this car were sold. This classic car was the first two-seater Ford-made vehicle since 1938.

Tell us the year this classic is from.

The first generation of Lotus Elan was manufactured from 1962- 1975. The compact two-seater convertible was very sleek in appearance and ahead of its time in design. The car was super light, which made handling it very easy, and boasted up to 108 horsepower in engine release power.

What's the model year of this vehicle?

Manufactured between 1964-1974, this car is considered the trendsetter among the top four car manufacturers in the US. It boasted a 325 horsepower 389 V8 engine, which was 100 more horsepower than similar cars within its class.

Can you match this vehicle to its model year?

One of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates, the Chevelle 1964 was manufactured between 1964-1977. This classic car was first introduced with a 220 horsepower and V8 engine. As a result of stiff competition from a rival brand, in 1966 the Chevelle was reintroduced with an increased horsepower of 350 and a restyle of its exterior design.

Identify the year that this classic was made.

The first-generation Barracuda was manufactured from 1964-1966. It was exclusively designed to compete with the Ford Mustang in the highly competitive muscle car market. The "Cuda' featured a distinctive wraparound back glass.

When do you think this car came out?

The Lincoln Continental is a long-running brand of luxury cars. It was introduced in 1934 and there were ten generations of this classic car. The car boasted a long elegant hood, which covered its very powerful V-12 engine.

During which of these years was this model released?

Known as the Microbus or transporter, the Volkswagen Type 2- 1950 was a forward control panel van introduced in 1950. A total of 9,541 Type 2-1950s were produced during its first year.

Match this classic to its model year.

Having one of the longest lifespans in the history of cars, the Volkswagen Beetle was introduced in 1938. Production of this car halted in 2003. With over 21 million units of this car sold, it became well known as the People's Car.

When was this one released?

The first generation Chevrolet Camaro was manufactured between 1967 and 1969. The two-door, four seater Camaro was available in a hardtop or convertible. It was made to rival the Mustang and boasted a 6.5-liter V8 engine.

When do you this this classic debuted?

Popularly known as one the best muscle cars of all time, the Ford Mustang was first manufactured in 1964. This car topped the list of classic cars and was initially introduced in two versions, convertible and hardtop.

When did this model come out?

One of the most collected cars in the United States, the Chevy Corvette is indeed one of the most iconic sports cars. It was first manufactured in 1953. The two-seat sports car was equipped with a 5.7 liter 16-valve engine and 205 horsepower.

In what year was this vehicle made available for sale?

A classic American sports car, the Shelby Cobra was designed by Carroll Shelby with a Ford V8 engine. The two-door convertible has a top speed of 185 mph and can reach up to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The original Cobra was sold between 1962 and 1967.

What year was the first in which this vehicle was sold?

Only 105 units of this American classic were produced. This high-performance race car was manufactured during 1964 and 1969. GT which stands for Grand touring reaches a high speed of 210 mph making it one of the fastest cars in its time.

When was this model's debut?

With over 1 million units of this car being manufactured since it was first introduced in 1963, The Porsche 911 remains a classic. Pronounced nine-eleven, the two-door, four-seater luxury sports car was well known for its beauty and great handling. It ran on a 128 horsepower engine.

What year is this model from?

Designed by Enzo Ferrari, only 36 of these cars were manufactured from 1962 to 1964. This extremely rare race car has a maximum speed of 300 horsepower and has a 3.0-liter V-12 engine. The Ferrari 250 GTO dominated many race tracks around the world.

When was this vehicle made?

Designed to rival the Ferrari, The Lamborghini Miura was introduced in 1966. The high-performance supercar has a rear mid-engine with a two-seat layout.

Tell us the year this classic is from.

The Jaguar E-Type 1961 was just as fast as its competitors but didn't cost as much; this made it a very desirable car. With a 265-horsepower engine, it won numerous races. The vehicle was manufactured from 1961-1975.

What's the model year of this vehicle?

One of the cars from the DB series, DB honoring the Aston Martin owner David Brown, is a British luxury car. It is popularly known as one of the most stylish and classic GTOs.

Can you match this vehicle to its model year?

Produced by British Motor Company in 1959, the Mini was one the first tiny cars to gain popularity. The Mini offered lots of room, good handling and adequate power. It was also reasonably priced, which made it a popular choice for many. Over 5 million units of the Mini have been sold worldwide.

Identify the year that this classic was made.

The Silver Dawn Drophead was first manufactured in 1949 and later retired in 1955. Approximately 760 of them were produced, with only 28 cars having the drophead body. The car was initially introduced as an export only model.

When do you think this car came out?

When it was introduced in 1954, the Mercedes L 300 Gullwing was one of the fastest cars of its time. The car had a top speed of 160 mph and 215 horsepower. Approximately 1400 units of this uniquely-shaped car were produced.

During which of these years was this model released?

The 3.0 CSL racing car was introduced in May 1972 by BMW. Only 1265 units of this model were manufactured. The two-door coupe won many races and helped established BMW's status in the racing world.

Match this classic to its model year.

Widely known as the first affordable car, its price enabled the middle-class Americans to be able to own one. The Ford Model T was manufactured from October 1908 to May 1927 by Ford Motors.

When was this one released?

The classic vintage Volkswagen Beetle was updated and reintroduced for its 1967 model. While the actual size of the classic car remained the same, its mechanical system was vastly improved. Its electrical capacity jumped from 180-360 watts and increased from a 6-volt to a 12-volt system.

When do you think this classic debuted?

With a maximum speed of 114 mph, the Volvo P1800 was designed by Pelle Petterson. The two-door, rear-drive sports car was manufactured from 1961 to 1973. The car became popularly known when it was driven by actor Roger Moore in the television series "The Saint."

When did this model come out?

Pantera, which is Italian for Panther, was manufactured in Italy from 1971- 1993. The car combined the exotic Italian sports car style with a Ford V-8 engine.

In what year was this vehicle made available for sale?

Production of this F1 racing car began in 1992 and ended in 1998. It set a record for being the world's fastest production car, with a top speed of 242 mph. With its sleek and unique design, this supercar was unlike any car launched at the time and is arguably the most iconic car of the 1990s.

What year was the first in which this vehicle was sold?

This Italian sports car the V16T with its massive V-16 engine was produced from 1991 - 1995. The Cizeta has a top speed of 204 mph and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in just four seconds.

When was this model's debut?

Known as one of Porsche first production cars, the 356 was first produced by the Austrian company in 1948. It had a top speed of 84 mph and a 35 horsepower engine.

What year is this model from?

The Datsun 24 OZ put the Japanese manufactured sports car on the map in the United States. This opened the door for other Japanese vehicles to gain acceptance within the US. It was produced from 1969- 1978 and boasted a top speed of 120 mph and a 2.4-liter engine.

When was this vehicle made?

This two-seater Italian manufactured sports car by Ferrari was produced from 1975 to 1985. The 308 GTS model was a direct replacement for the Dino 246 GTS model.

Tell us the year this classic is from.

The Fiat 124 Spider 1966 model was manufactured from 1966 - 1980. It was introduced in the U.S market in 1968 and quickly became a road trip classic because of its spacious trunk and cabin. The two-seater convertible was manufactured in Italy.

What's the model year of this vehicle?

This British sports car built from 1959 -1967 was assembled in the UK. It is one of the most popularly known vehicles from the Healey models. With its six-cylinder engine, this roadster has a maximum speed of up to 75 mph.

Can you match this vehicle to its model year?

The Ford Vintage Jeep, popularly known as a general purpose vehicle or GP, was produced from 1941-1945. The vehicle which was made famous during World War 2 and was driven by US military personnel.

Identify the year that this classic was made.

The Impala is one of Chevrolet's most historic cars. It made its debut in 1958. Named after the medium-sized African antelope, it was introduced as a top of the line Bel-Air car. Its long, luxurious design made it one of America's best selling full-size cars.

When do you think this car came out?

The Tucker was a car conceived by Preston Tucker and manufactured in the USA in 1948. Only 51 of them were produced, and it remains one of the most sought-after vehicles to this day.

During which of these years was this model released?

This model vehicle was built with a shortened coupe chassis and is comprised of a steel body that strengthened the chassis. Eighteen Maserati 3500 GTs were constructed in the late 1950s, and all were outfitted with leather interior.

Match this classic to its model year.

The four-wheel-drive Quattro was a two-door coupe and was Audi's first attempt to sell a four-wheel drive car since the Jensen FF. Only 224 units were made of this innovatively designed car.

When was this one released?

This mid-size car manufactured by Toyota spanned four generations. With a 2.8 liter, 116 -horsepower six-cylinder engine, the Cressida was known for the joy of the drive offering a quiet and comfortable ride to the driver.

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About This Quiz

The great thing about technological advancements is that as the years pass by, things keep getting better, or at least they should. The first version of a particular item is continuously upgraded and perfected, or if not viable, they die out. But newer isn't always better for some people. Some of us prefer the originals, the classics. And this rings true better to vehicles, than anything else. 

Oh, it's nice to have a vehicle with automatic parking, reversing and braking. Sure, the air conditioning, leather seats, massage chairs and tons of leg and storage room are great. But there's something about the classics that can never be imitated. These vehicles are timeless, beautiful and priceless, especially to car collectors. 

Today, we want you to be a classic car guru. We don't want you to guess the names of these vehicles; that would be far too easy. Instead, we want you to tell us the year that they were made. Now, of course, this won't be easy, especially if you don't know as much as you think you do. But we have hints in place that'll lead you to the correct answer. So, if you're ready to go, let's get started. 

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